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Shepherd's Department of Music to present Guitar Ensemble April 15

ISSUED: 12 April 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
(Shepherd's Department of Music to present Guitar Ensemble April 15)

Shepherdstown, WV--The Shepherd University Department of Music will present the guitar ensemble, directed by William Feasley, on Monday, April 15 at 8 p.m. in the Walker Horton Shipley Recital Hall in the Frank Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

The concert will include Luigi Boccherini's "Introduction and Fandango," Shepherd's own student composer Patrick Harper's "Space Mother," and a sonata for violin guitar by American composer David Leisner performed by Ian Karraker and David Browne. Also featured will be the premiere of the Argentine Tango Master Marcelo Ferraris and Twang for guitar quartet, and a rock inspired work by the West Coast composer Bryan Johannson and John Duarte's "English Suite No. 5."

Shepherd guitar professor William Feasley was the first guitarist to receive the Peabody Conservatory's coveted Artist Diploma. Selected to play for Andres Segovia at the master's historic last class, Feasley was later featured on the CBS special "Eulogy of Segovia." Since making his debut in 1980 with the San Francisco Ballet, he has concertized throughout the United States and abroad. Last year he was featured at the Martz International Guitar Festival in Bratislava; the Stramberk Guitar Festival in the Czech Republic; the Sarajevo Winter Festival; the Forfest New Music Festival; the Moyzes String Quartet (principals from the Slovak Philharmonic); the Amalfi Coast Festival in Italy; the Prague International Book Fair; the U.S. embassies in Ljubljana, Sarajevo, and Bratislava; the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina; and on tour of the Virgin Islands and U.S. both as a soloist and member of the D'Amore Duo.

For more information, contact 304-876-5555 or visit www.shepherd.edu/musicweb.

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